Total Time
10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

Recipe found on frugalgranola.com. "(Inspired by the Coconut Oil Hand Cream recipe in How to Make Your Own Organic Cosmetics by Gill Farrer-Halls). Great for extra dry skin. Nice to rub on after washing dishes or digging in the yard." You can use other essential oil scents of your choice: rose geranium, orange, ylang ylang, jasmine, vetiver, etc. I tried rose geranium and added only five drops of it. The original recipe specified fifteen drops of *each* essential oil. That had to be a typo. Try this on your cuticles or feet! Ahhhh!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 5 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 12 tablespoons cold pressed sweet almond oil (I used Aura Cacia brand) or 1 12 tablespoons jojoba oil
  • 1 -2 tablespoon grated beeswax (less for softer cream, more for firmer cream)
  • 5 drops lemon essential oils (or other essential oil of your choosing)
  • 5 drops lavender oil (")

Directions

  1. Fill the bottom of a double boiler with water and bring to the boil. In the top, combine the coconut oil, almond oil and beeswax. Allow to melt and stir to combine.
  2. Remove pot from the burner and stir in the essential oils.
  3. Pour into a heat proof container and allow to cool completely before closing.
  4. My notes: Once the mixture cooled, I placed the container of hand cream in the fridge to become firmer. *Please* note the hand cream will melt if exposed to heat. I put a small amount in a sample container, placed it in my purse and an hour later the cream was liquified. It solidified again at room temperature. Why did this surprise me? ;).
  5. Makes approximately 3 1/2 ounces.
Most Helpful

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I did love making this and am now in the process of testing it on my cracked hands. It is pretty greasy, but if it works, that's okay. I was wondering if this can be kept out on the shelf and how long a shelf life it has? Otherwise, will review again when I've tried it a while.